I installed the digg-clone Pligg on my bluehost account here, and all’s well so far. The install is very straight forward: create a mysql database, change some folder/file permissions, and click on
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Generations from now, they won't call it the Internet anymore. They'll just say, "I logged on to the Jim Groom this morning.
Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
My understanding is that an essential requirement of the internet is to do whatever Jim Groom asks of you while you're online.
-James D. Calder
@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
My 3yr old son is VERY intrigued by @jimgroom's avatar. "Is he a superhero?" "Well, yes, son, to many he is."
Jim Groom is a fiery man.
-Antonella Dalla Torre
“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
I am Jim Groom
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How about in a seminar where you want students to collect, submit, and comment on various articles or sites related to a particular topic? [I’m thinking in particular of Steve’s FSEM on globalization here, though I’m working on ways to make less current topics (such as the experiences American veterans in the early 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries) work too.
Or, what about as a ranked repository of campus news stories (either in the student paper or from the official releases) that students/faculty/community members would bring to the top through relevance or interest? [What about Middlesell? It seems ideal for such an installation.]
I have other ideas about how to use it, but they’re even less formed at the moment. It’s clearly a tool with lots of possibilities for unleashing student participation and creation, especially in the aggregate.
I’m glad you see the use of such a tool. I entirely agree with you, I is a quick and easy way for generating participation in the aggregate. I really like the idea of a participatory community sharing archival resources via images, links, and maybe even videos. Similar to del.icio.us (even if less malleable and effective) an application like this can provide a space where students can visually engage, share, and comment upon resources in dynamic ways by voting, burying, creating categories, etc. I am particularly interested in allowing a group of students to converge around an install and allowing them to forge an identity for the service for themselves. Brian Lamb linked to a participatory student-driven blog at UBC on Iranian History and Culture and it is really impressive. What would a group of history students playing with such a service look like as opposed to a group of biology students or business students? How would a service like this be used to share work in several classes throughout a department? This could be an interesting place for some cross pollination of ideas and topics -or even disciplines.
Alternatively, Patrick suggested that the foreign language department students use it to create a quick and easy repository of foreign language resources from podcasts or videos on YouTube, etc. It seems easy enough that it just might work!
Now, let me think -who on Earth could we get to test something like this in the classroom? I imagine they would have to be a bit adventurous, have recently got some job security, and be ready to take a risk or two when it comes to technology. Hmm, no one’s coming to mind at the moment. 😉
Pligg is a fantastic script for this type of thing, it has a lot of potential and hopefully it will continue to be developed.